Enjoying a smoothie after a great workout is one way to fuel the body and start the recovery process. Sometimes knowing what should go in that smoothie can be challenging. Just like a balanced meal is what we may be striving for in our day to day eating a balanced smoothie is just the same. We want a good balance of protein, carbs, fats, fruits, and vegetables.
With building a balanced smoothie we need to have an easy to follow step by step process to ensure we use quality ingredients that are health conscious.
Choose a liquid and preferably one not loaded with sugar like fat-free cow’s milk, unsweetened almond/coconut milk, water or green tea would all be great options.
Choose a protein powder such as whey, casein, egg or a plant source such as rice or peas.
Choose a vegetable that is either super green in color or one that mixes easily. One that we recommend would be spinach, pumpkin or celery.
Choose a healthy fat such as pecans, walnuts, all-natural peanut butter, and chia or flax seeds.
Choose a healthy fruit such as frozen berries, frozen cherries, apples or bananas.
Choose a topper for some added flavor such as shredded unsweetened coconut, cinnamon or plain yogurt.
Using these step by step processes can ensure you a healthy and balanced shake! For more information on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle contact our FAST trainers today for a free fitness assessment!